I am taking this opportunity to introduce myself and to outline The Glennie School Council priorities for the future.
I was honoured to be asked to take on the role of Chair of The Glennie School Council earlier this year, as I have admired The Glennie School from afar since moving to Toowoomba some 19 years ago. Glennie has always impressed: the buildings, the grounds, the atmosphere and the importance placed on allowing each and every girl to be All She Can Be®.
My career has centred on both education and business. I have over 40 years’ experience in educational settings, with more than ten years in senior leadership roles. Additionally, my husband and I have successfully operated a number of small businesses.
Over the past few months, I have deepened my understanding of The Glennie School and I can only say my admiration has increased. The girls attending the School are a delight: I have enjoyed the dancing, the drama, the music, the sport, and just watching the girls having fun both in class and on their breaks. The staff at the School genuinely care for the girls, which was so recently demonstrated when they developed such an excellent response to the challenges caused by COVID-19.
The Council is delighted to welcome Ms Mary Anne Evans as the new Principal to Glennie. Mary Anne comes with a deep understanding of girls’ education. Mary Anne, with the assistance of the Senior Leadership Team, including the new Head of Business, Mrs Jo Morris, will be working diligently to ensure quality outcomes for your girls.
The Council will be working with the Principal and her team to develop a new roadmap for the future. Our aspirations include taking the best of Glennie’s history and traditions, the best of educational practices and leading-edge technology to create an excellent learning environment for the girls.
I am looking forward to working with my Council colleagues and the entire Glennie community over the next three years, to extend the reputation of The Glennie School as the leading regional school for girls.
Mrs Paddy Nicholls
Chair of Council